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Solving the Mysteries of Butterfly Spit – With Computation

Published on January 5, 2018 by

Heliconius butterflies are unusual in consuming pollen — unlike butterflies that live on nectar — a task made more difficult by the fact that they lack the mouthparts needed to chew it.  How do these insects manage to devour pollen grains too big to swallow, without the ability to chew them?  The answer lies in

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